Exterior Fall Painting

Exterior Fall Painting

Exterior painting this time of year can be tricky in Omaha. We have wide temperature fluctuations. One day in the upper 50’s the next in the 20’s. Complicating the matter is the drop in temperatures at night. Many manufactures these days make exterior paint that is considered “low temp”. Suitable for fall painting  or use in lower temperatures. When these products first came out they were marketed as low temp paint. Now many of the exterior paints available from major manufactures are automatically “low temp” products so you need not specify that you need a low temperature paint.

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Painting Wood Paneling

Painting Wood Paneling

Painting wood paneling is not difficult. With a little extra prep work wood paneling can be painted and transformed into a more appealing surface.

Wood paneling is not as common as it once was but it’s still in many homes. If it is in yours and you don’t want the expense of ripping it out and installing drywall, consider painting it. To do it right call The Painting Company or follow these steps to do it yourself. You will need the same equipment you would need to paint any room. In addition you will need a quality bonding primer, caulk and caulk gun, sanding pole and sandpaper.

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Avoid Haunting Paint Failures

Avoid Haunting Paint Failures

How to Avoid Haunting Paint Failures

Halloween season is here. It is time to finish up your exterior painting. Unfortunately, many tricks lay waiting for you with peeling and flaking paint, wrinkling, cracked, and blistering paint. It is possible to do the job right, giving you the treat of a great paint job for years to come. Here are four expert painting tips to avoid a scary paint job.

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Picking a Paint Color for Your Closet

Picking a Paint Color for Your Closet

Picking a Paint Color for Your Closet

While most rooms have some sort of closet, there is so little conversation about what color to paint these useful spaces. Since they each have varying degrees of visibility, there are many different options to consider with color choices. While there are no rules for these areas, here are some general guidelines you can consider for the closets in your home.

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CyberSecurity

CyberSecurity

CyberSecurity is admittedly a strange subject for this website but it affects all of us. Consumers and business owners alike. When I developed this website for The Painting Company I installed several plugins that monitor activity. One of the plugins showed every “hit” on my website in real time. I was shocked. Thousands of attempts to access the backside or hack this website occur every day. My response was to install security programs and for many weeks I would watch the activity and personally block ip addresses attempting access. The whole process was an eye opener.

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Paint Brands

Paint Brands

The number one question I am consistently asked is why painters wear white (which is answered here in another blog post). The number two question is what paint brands I use or would recommend. Everybody has their favorite. I have used many brands over the years and realize what consumers are facing when deciding what to use. We all want the best product for the least price. Some people put a higher priority on price then quality, some people the other way around.

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Touching up the exterior of your home

In Omaha, fall is the perfect time to inspect your home and look for areas that may need some attention. We recommend power washing your home twice a year. In the spring and in the fall. After you have washed your home in the fall, look at areas that may need some touch up like window sills, around doors, around faucets, etc. Look for cracking or peeling paint and pay special attention to areas that may need to be re-caulked as well.

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